Oh man, just lost all I wrote to you...ok, here goes.
I too have had these Indian meal flour moths and I think it is fairly common. You can get pantry pest traps at Lowes and it lures and captures them, but they have dropped another larva somewhere else before they are trappedÖI canít seem to find their source of food so just keep buying the traps.
BUTÖ I don't know if it is this moth or any bug but I have seen microscopic larva along with these fibers. Whether these fibers are being produced by the bug, or the bug is being taken over by the fibers is another question. I have captured some very interesting photos that I am going to upload, so check out the morgellons gallery soon. I can't help but to think that because of all the experimentation going on with plasmid/ DNA recombination etc. that someone was careless. The following is fairly technical but for example, here is a biology / researcher / student ? that was asking for help with a recombination experiment:
"I have been currently plaqued by recombination of pRS series vectors
(Sikorski and Hieter 1989) while creating a genomic library in high-copy
vector. To be more precise, it`s pRS 425 (LEU). The plasmid appears to
lose significant amount of sequences (however, I havenīt determined,
which ones) in bacteria and is even more shorter that CEN/ARS-based
vectors. I used E. coli strain DH10B, should be especially suitable for
amplification of eukaryotic libraries. I have come across this problem
before with cloning, but then I could always purify extra 10 minipreps
and had a good chance to have at least one accurate clone. With library,
the problem can not be overlooked. My question to community is: have any
of you experienced same problems with pRS-series plasmids and if so,
what have you done to correct it."
[def. of vector - any agent (person or animal or microorganism) that carries and transmits a disease; "mosquitos are vectors of malaria and yellow fever"; "fleas are vectors of the plague"; "aphids are transmitters of plant diseases"; "when medical scientists talk about vectors they are usually talking about insects"
[def. of plasmids: Many bacteria (and some yeasts or other fungi) also possess looped bits of DNA known as plasmids, which exist and replicate independently of the chromosome. Plasmids have relatively few genes (fewer than 30). The genetic information of the plasmid is usually not essential to survival of the host bacteria.
Plasmids can be removed from the host cell in the process of curing. Curing may occur spontaneously or may be induced by treatments such as ultraviolet light. Certain plasmids, called episomes, may be integrated into the bacterial chromosome. Others contain genes for certain types of pili and are able to transfer copies of themselves to other bacteria. Such plasmids are referred to as conjugative plasmids.]
There is SO MUCH experimentation going on, that I think when researchers discover what we are dealing with, it is going to be like finding a needle in a haystack when trying to trace the source.